• Loss Mutts Tanking July

    Posted by on July 26th, 2010 · Comments (4)

    To date, the Mets are 6-15 in the month of July. And, coming into this month, they were 1 1/2 games out of first place – and, now, 21 games later, they’re sitting 7 1/2 games back of first.

    Is the New York media going too easy on the Mets during this dive? I mean, imagine if this were the Yankees – and what the reaction to this would be?

    Comments on Loss Mutts Tanking July

    1. Corey Italiano
      July 26th, 2010 | 10:34 am

      I don’t think anyone (their fans included) expected the Mets to be that close to 1st at all this season, and they took it as more of a pleasant surprise.

    2. Scout
      July 26th, 2010 | 10:43 am

      On the talk radio programs I listen to when I’m driving, the hosts and callers have been all over the Mets. I don’t hear anyone going easy on Minaya et al; instead, people seem resigned to the fact that it is a poorly run organization from top to bottom. Naturally, expectations for the Yankees are much higher, and if they played as poorly as the Mets have there would be a greater outcry. But there always is when the natural order of the universe is upended. Even Mets fans understand where they fit in the grand scheme of things.

    3. MJ Recanati
      July 26th, 2010 | 10:59 am

      Scout wrote:

      Naturally, expectations for the Yankees are much higher, and if they played as poorly as the Mets have there would be a greater outcry. But there always is when the natural order of the universe is upended. Even Mets fans understand where they fit in the grand scheme of things.

      I love this.

    4. Raf
      July 26th, 2010 | 11:31 am

      As long as people think Manuel is some kind of “aw shucks,” folksy kinda guy, he’s going to get a pass from the media. Had he been showing some sort of agitation, I’m fairly confident the outcome would be different.

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